Trump to Retire "Crooked" Nickname for Hillary Clinton, Assigns It to Joe Biden Instead
Former President Donald Trump recently announced that he may adopt a gentler tone toward Hillary Clinton in the future.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, the 76-year-old former president discussed reassigning a nickname previously used for Clinton to President Joe Biden.
Trump stated, "I will be retiring the name 'Crooked' from Hillary Clinton. And I'm going to give her a new name — I don't know, like maybe 'Lovely Hillary' or 'Beautiful Hillary' — but I'm going to retire the name 'Crooked' so that we can use the name for Joe Biden because he'll be known from now on as 'Crooked Joe Biden.'"
He then quipped that Clinton, 75, is likely "out there someplace celebrating" his decision to change her nickname.
Clinton and Trump were opponents in the 2016 election, with Trump ultimately emerging as the winner.
As previously reported, Trump criticized Biden just days after announcing his intention to seek a second term in the White House.
Trump declared, "There has never been anyone in the history of American politics so crooked or dishonest as Joe Biden." He went on to argue that Biden poses a threat to democracy due to his incompetence and lack of understanding, putting the country in a dangerous position. Trump asserted that the United States is led by a hopeless individual, but expressed confidence in winning the 2024 election and making America great again.
In his speech, Trump emphasized, "We're going to beat them at the ballot box, and we're going to settle our unfinished business. It is unfinished."
The former president has a history of attacking his political rivals, including Biden, Clinton, and Ron DeSantis.
When questioned earlier this month about Biden's mental fitness, Trump responded, "Look, I watch him just like you do. And I think it's almost inappropriate for me to say it. I don't see how it's possible. But there's something wrong."
Trump's decision to retire the "Crooked" nickname for Clinton and apply it to Biden signals a shift in his focus as he prepares for another potential presidential run in 2024.